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Thomas A. Edison Papers Microfilm Edition
Jul 1, 2022
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PN 30-07-03 (1930-1931)  This notebook dates from June 1930 - March 1931. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments on starter batteries and rubber. Filed separately are eight loose pages containing notes and calculations relating to rubber experiments. The notebook was found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 28-02-10 (1927-1928) This notebook dates from November 1927 - March 1928. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to rubber research. There are descriptions of plants and lists of ordered plants.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 27-05-0 (1927) This notebook dates from May - August 1927. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to rubber research. The notebook was found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 28-05-25 (1928)  This notebook dates from May - July 1928. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to plants for rubber research. The notebook was found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Microfilm Edition
Jul 1, 2022
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PN 26-05-10 (1926)  This notebook dates from May 1926. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to with iron and other chemicals for Ford starter batteries. The notebook was found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.  
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 26-03-07 (1926) This notebook dates from March 1926. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with reproducers, phonograph records, chemicals, iron, asbestos, rubber and Ford starter batteries. The notebook was found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Microfilm Edition
Jul 1, 2022
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PN 26-00-00 (1926) This notebook dates from May - June 1926. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with phonographs, phonograph discs, chemicals, chalk phones, rubber, asphalt, iron, asbestos and battery cells. There are notes about urine tests. There is a list of periodic table elements. The notebook was found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 25-00-00 (1925-1926) This notebook dates from June 1925 - April 1926. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with rubber, limestone, Ford starter cells, chemicals, phonograph records, resin and record labels. There are also notes about urine tests. Filed separately are thirteen loose pages containing notes relating to experiments with chemicals, rubber, asphalt and mold blanks. The notebook was originally found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 23-12-23 (1923-1924) This notebook dates from December 1923 - September 1924. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with storage batteries, Ford starter batteries, rubber and lampblack button phones. There are notes about phonograph and phonograph record production, positions of musical instruments when recording, experiments with a piano, jobbers and dealers and record sales. Filed separately is a list of phonograph companies and a torn page from a...
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 23-00-00 (1923-1925) This notebook dates from 1923 - Aug 1925. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to urine tests, blank record materials, an osmophone and experiments with phonographs. There are also notes about experiments with chemicals, Ford starter batteries and rubber. There are lists of cities with the number of dealers and the number of discs sold. There is a list of lunch and dinner food in grams or cc. There are notes about limestone and cement rock...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Microfilm Edition
Jul 1, 2022
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PN 22-12-22 (1922-1924) This notebook dates from December 1922 - January 1924. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments on phonograph records, phonograph cabinets, rubber, blank presses and varnish. There are also notes about cutting record production costs, phonograph record sales and advertising ideas. The notebook was originally found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 22-09-30 (1922-1932) This notebook dates from October 1922 - May 1923. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with chemicals, phonographs, blank records, diamonds and rubber. There are notes about jobber purchases of phonographs, defective records and the costs of materials, labor and production of phonographs and phonograph records. The notebook was originally found at Glenmont.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 22-01-24 (1922) This notebook dates from January - June 1922. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with chemicals, chalk, phonograph record masters, Ford starter batteries, reproducers and Ediphones. The notebook was originally found at Glenmont.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 21-08-21 (1921-1922)  This notebook dates from August 1921 - March 1922.  The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with phonograph record masters, blank records, varnish, chalk telephones and Ford starter batteries. There are notes about jobber sales and the varnish department. The notebook was originally found at Glenmont.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 21-08-10 (1921-1922) This notebook dates from August 1921 - October 1922. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments on phonograph records, Ford starter batteries, chalk telephones, amberol records and chemicals. There are notes about advertising expenses and phonograph prices. This notebook was originally found at Glenmont. 
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 21-02-07 (1921)  This notebook dates from January - July 1921. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with storage batteries, Ford starter batteries, reproducers, phonographs, blank records, chemicals, rosin, Ediphones and diamonds. There is a list of department inspectors. There is also a sketch of a phonograph advertisement.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 20-10-15 (1920-1921)  This notebook dates from October 1920 - January 1921. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with chemicals, phonograph record molds, primary batteries, solvents, master wax molds and plating. 
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PN 20-08-04 (1920) This notebook dates from August - October 1920. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with chemicals, electro cleaning solutions, phonograph records, storage batteries, reproducers, chalk telephones, wax masters, diamonds, rubber and Blue Amberol cylinder records.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 20-08-00 (1920-1923) This notebook dates from August 1920 - May 1923. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to phonograph sales statistics, storage battery regeneration instructions, record formulas and production, starter battery experiments, asbestos, chemicals, rubber, and storage batteries. The notebook dates from August 1920 - May 1923.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 20-01-27 (1919-1920) This notebook dates from September 1919 - July 1920. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments with musical instruments, plating discs, starter batteries, chemicals, Lelande primary batteries, disc record molds, chalk telephones, plating wax masters, electromotographs, varnish and rubber. There are also notes about returned reproducers.
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 19-05-17 (1919) This notebook dates from May - September 1919. This pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments on storage batteries, a self-starter battery, chemicals, the electromotograph, chalk telephone, Lalande primary batteries, audions, disc records and chemical paper. There are notes about improving the quality of Blue Amberol cylinder records, musician evaluations, selling Portland cement in South America, disc phonograph cabinet production estimates,...
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Jul 1, 2022
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PN 19-04-00 (1919) This notebook dates from ca. April 1919. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to experiments on chemicals, Portland cement, phonograph records, storage batteries, resin, shellac and x-rays. There is a list of chemicals for iron experiments and notes about expenses, cement sales and foreign record prices. The notebook was originally found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Microfilm Edition
Jun 16, 2022
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PN 31-03-16 (1931) This notebook dates from March 1931. The pocket notebook contains notes by Thomas A. Edison relating to rubber research. There are notes about urine tests. Filed separately are five loose pages containing notes about chemical experiments for rubber research. The notebook was found in Thomas A. Edison's desk at Glenmont.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Apr 12, 2022
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Notebook #41.2 N-79-10-18 (1879-1880) This notebook was probably begun in September 1879, but the first dated entry is October 18, 1879. The last dated entries are from February 1880. Most of the entries are by Francis Upton. There are also entries by Edison, Samuel D. Mott, and John Kruesi. All of the material relates to electric light and power experiments. Included are notes, drawings, and calculations about generators; notes and calculations relating to tests of sewing machine motors;...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Mar 10, 2022
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Cat. 1182 Unbound Notebook (1871-1872, 1875) This set of forty-eight unbound and numbered pages covers the periods July 1871-January 1872 and August-September 1875. The entries on pages 1-37 are signed by Edison and are in his hand. They deal with the development of automatic printing and chemical telegraphy. Detailed drawings supplement the text. The name of Joseph Murray appears frequently as a witness. The entries on pages 39-48 are in the hand of Charles Batchelor and relate to the electric...
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Mar 10, 2022
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Cat. 1174 Bound Notebook (1871-1872, 1874, 1875) This notebook covers the period July 1871-March 1872, with a few entries for 1874 and 1875. The majority of the notes and drawings are in Edison's hand and deal with the development of printing telegraphy. Some notes also describe experiments with chemicals for the electromotograph. Edison signed and dated most of the entries. The names of Joseph Murray and Samuel Edison frequently appear as witnesses. The front cover is labeled "Vol...
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The Thomas A. Edison Papers makes the documentary legacy of America’s most prolific inventor and innovator accessible through selective, annotated digital image and book editions. In addition, we disseminate our research through journal and book publications, conference papers, information on our website, media appearances, public lectures, museum collaborations, and educational programs. Most of the documents come from the extensive archives of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park and...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
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The technical records of Edison's laboratories and shops were kept in a variety of ways throughout the inventor's career, particularly during the years before 1878. His earliest drawings and notes were kept in pocket-sized books or on loose sheets of paper. In one of these pocket notebooks, Edison concludes with the note: "all new inventions I will here after keep a full record." This determination to keep a "full record" of his inventive activity led to the creation of at...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Jan 18, 2022
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Unbound Notebooks, Vol. 16 (1878-1879) This volume covers the period January 1878-December 1879. Most of the notes and drawings are by Edison, Charles Batchelor, and John Kruesi; a few are by John Ott and John K. Knight. Many have been witnessed by members of the laboratory staff and notarized by Stockton L. Griffin. All of the material relates to electric lighting except for a telephone drawing on page 376. Much of the electric light material for September and October 1878 has been copied into...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Jan 7, 2022
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Unbound Notebooks, Vol. 17 (1877-1878) This volume covers the period September 1877-November 1878. The notes and drawings are by Edison, Charles Batchelor, and John Kruesi, and they all relate to the phonograph. The volume consists of 187 numbered, unbound pages.Missing pages: 2, 7, 9, 16, 28, 32, 48, 56, 59, 96, 103, 150. Facsimiles of some of these missing pages may appear in NS-77-003 and NS-78-007, Unbound Notes and Drawings. Several pages from Vol. 17 were published in The Papers of Thomas...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Project Number Notebook, N-10-07-26 (1910-1917) This notebook covers the period July 1910-June 1916, with some notations extending to July 1917. It was used by George A. Meister and several unidentified employees for the assignment of sequential account numbers, 2200-4225, to each laboratory project. The entries provide a description of each project, the name of the person or company charged for the work, a date, and frequently a corresponding requisition number. Most entries are noted as...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Project Number Notebook, N-02-01-17 (1902-1910) This notebook covers the period January 1902-June 1910. It was used by John F. Ott and several unidentified employees for the assignment of sequential account numbers, 1246-2191, to each laboratory project. The entries provide a description of each project, the name of the person or company charged for the work, and, occasionally, a corresponding requisition number. Although this book duplicates some of the information in N-01-03-15, most of the...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Project Number Notebook, N-01-03-15 (1901-1912) This notebook covers the period March 1901-August 1910, with some notations extending to February 1912. It was used by George A. Meister and several unidentified employees for the assignment of sequential account numbers, 1095-2208, to each laboratory project. The entries provide a description of each project, the name of the person or company charged for the work, and frequently a corresponding requisition number. Some of the entries are dated,...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Project Number Notebook, N-00-07-02 (1900-1901) This notebook covers the period July 1900-October 1901. It contains a list of hours worked by employees on individual projects at the laboratory. The project numbers appear in an alphabetical index at the beginning of the book. These numbers correspond to projects listed in N- 87-11-24 (Thomas A. Edison Papers, Part III (1887-1898)) and in N-01-03-15. The cover is labeled "Total Time." The book contains 80 numbered pages; the page...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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N-90-02-15 (1890-1895) This notebook, which is a continuation of N-88-01-30, covers the period February 1890-May 1892. There are also a few entries from 1893-1895. The book was used by unidentified employees as a sign-out book for items borrowed from Edison's library. There are also notes regarding library acquisitions. The book contains 200 numbered pages.Blank pages: 25-99, 110-189, 194-200.Missing page numbers: 21-24. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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N-88-01-30 (1888-1892) This notebook covers the period January 1888-March 1890, with scattered entries from 1891 and 1892. It is the first of two books (see also N-90-02-15) that were used by an unidentified employee as a sign-out book for items borrowed from Edison's library. There are also notes regarding library acquisitions. The book contains 145 numbered pages.Blank pages not selected: 2-22 and 26-70 [even-numbered pages], 108-141, 144-145. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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N-87-11-24 (1887-1901) This notebook covers the period 1887-1901. It was used by several unidentified employees for the assignment of sequential account numbers, 1-1094, to each experimental project. At the beginning of the book is a brief note by John Ott regarding the number assigned for a Galvanometer Room project. A continuation of the list, with account numbers 1095-2208, can be found in N-01-03-15. The front cover is marked "Experimental Number #1 to 1094" and "1." The...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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N-87-06-00 (1887) This notebook covers the period June-October 1887. It was used primarily by Charles Batchelor. There are also scattered entries by Edison and an unidentified employee. The book contains notes regarding orders for machinery and other equipment to outfit the West Orange laboratory. There are also a few notes and drawings pertaining to the layout of the laboratory. The front cover is marked "499." The book contains 217 numbered pages. Several pages were removed before...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Francis R. Upton Collection: Notebooks, 1878 Literature Search Notebook #2 (1878) This is the second of two notebooks used by Upton in November and December 1878 to conduct a literature search for the Edison Electric Light Co. Upton searched through patents and journal articles for information about arc and incandescent lamps. The pages at the beginning of the book contain a chronological account of attempts to devise electric lights. Near the end of the book are a few notes from patents and...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Francis R. Upton Collection: Notebooks, 1878 Literature Search Notebook #1 (1878) This is the first of two notebooks used by Upton in November and December 1878 to conduct a literature search for the Edison Electric Light Co. Upton searched through patents and journal articles for information about arc and incandescent lamps. Many of the entries in the first part of the book pertain to patents for lamp regulators. On page 53 is a note by Upton about the uniqueness of Edison's lamp design. Near...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Francis R. Upton Collection: Notebooks, 1878 Student Notebook (1878) This notebook was used by Upton in June and July 1878 while he was a student of Hermann von Helmholtz. The book contains notes in German about Helmholtz's lectures on electricity and light. The notes are often accompanied by drawings and calculations. The front cover is labeled "E Helmoltz Upton 26/6 78." The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 50 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Cat. 1381 (1882-1884, 1886-1893) This notebook contains graphs relating to lamp performance (ca. 1882-1884), to electric transmission costs (ca. 1886-1889), and to Charles Batchelor's stock holdings in various companies during the years 1889-1893. Graphs pertaining to non-Edison companies have not been selected. The book contains 5 numbered pages followed by 11 unnumbered pages. Several pages have been cut out of the book. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 21, 2021
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Cat. 1305 (1879-1886, 1891-1909) This notebook contains dated entries for the years 1885-1886, 1891, 1897-1898, and 1909. There are also a few undated entries, probably from the period 1879-1885. All of the entries are by Charles Batchelor The notes, drawings, and calculations relate primarily to experiments on lamps and dynamos recorded between 1884 and 1886. Some of the material from 1891-1898 pertains to ore milling experiments. The undated entries include notes on the Edison-Sims torpedo...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1235 (1883-1909) This notebook covers the period May 1883-June 1909. Most of the entries date from 1883-1885. All of the entries are by Charles Batchelor The book contains numbered experiments 1301-1403, along with several pages of unnumbered entries. The material relates to electric lamps, dynamos, ore mining and milling, and an electric motor for the Edison-Sims torpedo. The spine is labeled "Expt 1302-." The book contains 284 pages, numbered by an archivist.Blank pages: 97-98,...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1306 (1883-1884) This notebook covers the period September 1883-July 1884. Most of the entries are by Charles Batchelor The book contains notes, drawings, calculations, and graphs relating to lamps and dynamos. There are approximately 120 unnumbered pages. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1311 (1882-1883) This notebook covers the period 1882-1883. Most of the entries are by Charles Batchelor. The book contains technical information and prices relating to Edison electric lighting equipment. Several printed tables have been pasted into the notebook. The book contains 54 pages, numbered by an archivist.Blank pages: 19-20, 41-44. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1303 (1882) This notebook covers the period August-October 1882. All of the entries are by John W. Howell. The book contains notes and graphs of electric lamp experiments, which are numbered 982 through 1301. The spine is labeled "Expt 982-1301." The cover is marked "3." There are approximately 130 unnumbered pages. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1302 (1882) This notebook covers the period January-August 1882. All of the entries are by John W. Howell. The book contains notes and graphs of electric lamp experiments, which are numbered 605 through 981. The spine is labeled "Expt 604-981." The cover is marked "2." There are approximately 140 unnumbered pages. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1301 (1880-1882) This notebook covers the period September 1880-January 1882. All of the entries are by John W. Howell. The book contains notes, drawings, and graphs of electric lamp experiments, which are numbered I through 604. The spine is labeled "Expt 1-603." The cover is marked "1." There are approximately 140 unnumbered pages. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1237 (1880-1884, 1894-1899) This notebook covers the period March 1880-February 1884. There are also a few entries for 1894 and 1899. Most of the entries are by Charles Batchelor The material relates primarily to electric lighting, particularly dynamo design and lamp tests. Included also are calculations for a Paris central station, drawings and notes from 1899 pertaining to a filter mask designed by Batchelor, and copies of correspondence about cost estimates for central stations. The...
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Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1234 (1879-1895) This notebook was used between November 1879 and November 1895. All of the entries are by Charles Batchelor The name of Martin N. Force appears occasionally as a witness. The material relates primarily to the electric light, the telephone, electric traction, and chemical and metallurgical experiments. There are some entries pertaining to spiritualism and to unusual phenomena. Included also are lists of books read by Batchelor and a list of electric light articles and...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1304 (1878-1890s) This notebook was used from November 1878 until the early 1890s. All of the entries are by Charles Batchelor The first 73 pages cover the period November 1878-September 1879 and pertain to experiments on Gramme generators and magnetism, to the design of Edison's first generator, to filament coating and other lamp-related experiments, and to telephone experiments using the electromotograph. Pages 73-77 contain miscellaneous lamp and dynamo experiments recorded between 1884...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1308 (1878-1880) This notebook covers the period March 1878-January 1880. Most of the entries are by Charles Batchelor, John Kruesi, William Carman, and Stockton L. Griffin. There are also a few entries by Edison and Francis Upton. From February 1879 through January 1880 the notebook was used as an order book for experimental devices made in the Menlo Park laboratory machine shop. Included are orders relating to the electric light, the electric pen, the telephone, the electromotograph, and...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1317 (1875-1878) This notebook covers the period October 1875-September 1878. All of the entries are by Charles Batchelor The name of his wife, Rosanna Batchelor, appears occasionally as a witness. The notes and drawings relate to telegraphy, etheric force, the telephone, the phonograph, the tasimeter, the electric pen, and the electric light. Most of the entries pertain to Edison's experiments, but some concern Batchelor's own ideas. The book contains 72 numbered pages.Blank pages: 9,...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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Cat. 1307 (1874-1878) This notebook covers the period June 1874-February 1878. All of the entries are by Charles Batchelor. The notes and drawings relate to telegraphy, the telephone, the electric pen, the electromotograph, the typewriter, and various mechanical devices. Some of the entries pertain to Edison's inventions, but many also concern Batchelor's own ideas. Pages 29-41 and 43-44 contain impressions of plates, which may have been intended to accompany an 1874 manuscript by Edison and...
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Thomas A. Edison Papers Notebook Collection
Dec 20, 2021
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PN-97-01-27 (ca. 1898) This pocket notebook was used by Edison, probably in 1898, for notes, calculations, and drawings. The book contains a variant version of the cost and financial information recorded in PN-97-00-00.2. Also included are two versions of a proposal for a syndicate to finance operations at the Ogden works, a proposal for a "small temporary syndicate" to purchase the phonoplex business, and notes and drawings regarding mill operations and machinery. The pages are...
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PN-97-00-00.2 (ca. 1898) This pocket notebook was used by Edison, probably in 1898, primarily for calculations relating to Ogden operations. Included are calculations regarding costs, depreciation, profits, and losses, as well as financial obligations and resources. The book also contains some calculations that seem related to the production capacity of the Ogden works. In addition, there are notes and calculations regarding the Ortiz gold mine and a list of various types of mills. The pages...
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N-95-05-01 (1900) This notebook covers the period May-September 1900. The book was used by Edison and an unidentified author for notes and calculations regarding production stoppages at the Ogden works. The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 120 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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N-95-00-00.5 (ca. 1895-1900) This undated notebook was used by Edison, possibly in 1900; however, it may have been used as early as 1895. It contains an enumerated list of notes regarding problems observed at the Ogden plant and an unidentified drawing. The pages are unnumbered. Only 8 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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N-95-00-00.4 (ca. 1895-1900) This undated notebook was used primarily by two unidentified authors, possibly in 1900; however, it may have been used as early as 1895. The book contains notes regarding repair and maintenance of conveyors at the Ogden plant. The two earliest headings are in Edison's hand. The book contains 37 numbered pages, followed by approximately 40 unnumbered pages. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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N-95-00-00.3 (ca. 1895-1900) This undated notebook was used by Edison, possibly in 1900; however, it may have been used as early as 1895. The book is primarily a record of observations concerning maintenance and repairs needed at the Ogden works. The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 150 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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N-95-00-00.2 (ca. 1895-1900) This undated notebook was used by Edison and an unidentified author, possibly in 1900; however, it may have been used as early as 1895. The book is primarily a record of observations concerning maintenance and repairs needed at the Ogden plant. The headings of individual pages are in Edison's hand. The book contains 105 numbered pages, followed by one unnumbered page with an entry on the #9 Elevator. Pages 96-97 are blank. At the beginning of the book is an index to...
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N-95-00-00.1 (ca. 1895-1900) This undated notebook was used by an unidentified author, possibly in 1900; however, it may have been used as early as 1895. The book is primarily a record of observations concerning maintenance and repairs needed at the Ogden plant. The pages are unnumbered. Only 13 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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N-94-06-20 (1894, 1897) This notebook covers the periods June-July 1894 and December 1897, with some undated pages near the middle of the book. It was used by an unidentified author primarily as a receiving book for shipments arriving at Ogden. The book also contains records from bricking and rosin experiments. The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 180 pages have been used. Four loose pages have been inserted into the book. Only the bricking and rosin material has been selected. Courtesy of...
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N-93-05-22 (1893-1895) This notebook covers the period May 1893-August 1895. It was used primarily by Joseph W. Harris for notes, calculations, and drawings from bricking experiments. The book reflects Edison's own involvement through marginalia in Edison's hand and notes by Harris regarding Edison's individual experiments. Among the more unusual experiments is a test to determine whether the bricks "could be used [as] a substitute for building and paving bricks." The front cover is...
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N-93-01-10 (1893) This notebook covers the period January-February 1893. It was used by Charles Batchelor and Edison primarily for notes, drawings, and calculations from 63 numbered experiments on the magnetic separation process. Notes on experiment 62 are by Walter S. Mallory. The series is followed by drawings, notes, and measurements from a "Duster experiment" and an unnumbered "Concentrate Seperator Experiment." An unidentified graph is inserted near the end of the book....
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N-92-05-02.1 (1892-1893) This notebook, which covers the period April 1892-February 1893, is a continuation of N-92-03-19. It was used by Edison and an unidentified author primarily for notes from experiments on reducing phosphorous. The tests are numbered 153-158. Test numbers 157 and 158 are complemented by two letters from Booth, Garrett & Blair, analytical chemists. An incomplete, inserted note by Edison regarding phosphorous tests is followed by a complete, variant version in another...
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N-92-04-22 (1892) This notebook covers the period April 1892 and possibly July 1892. It was used by Walter S. Mallory and Edison for notes regarding screening tests. The spine is labeled "132." The book contains 35 numbered pages, some of which are blank. Two loose pages have been inserted into the book. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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N-92-00-00.1 (ca. 1893-1894) This undated notebook was used by Edison, probably in 1893 or 1894, but possibly in 1895. It contains notes, drawings, and calculations regarding the manufacture of briquettes. The spine is labeled "128." The book contains 197 numbered pages, most of which are blank. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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N-92-03-19 (1892) This notebook covers the period March-April 1892. It was used by Edison, primarily for notes from experiments on bricking and reducing phosphorous in Ogden concentrate. Bricking experiments with lime are noted in two series, one running from A-Q, the other from AA-XX. There are also a series of phosphorous tests with unwashed Ogden ore, numbered 1-152, and some cost calculations for producing resinate. The front cover is labeled "Early Bricking & Phosphorus Expts...
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Dec 20, 2021
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Research Notebook (1901-1903) This bound volume contains experimental notes and test results by Robert Rafn. The book covers the period March 1901-May 1903, but one of the loose items found in the book dates from 1900. The entries deal with a variety of competing storage batteries, including the Jungner battery; a motor and speed controller for electric vehicles; and an electric meter. A blueprint of a "Chloride Accumulator" has been pasted into the back flyleaf. The first page has...
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PN-01-00-00.1 (ca. 1899-1901) This undated pocket notebook was used by Edison and an unidentified author for notes, calculations, and drawings relating primarily to prospectors' surveys in the vicinity of Stewartsville and the analysis of collected samples. Included are notes from surveys conducted by Edison and Francis R. Upton. Most of the drawings are topographical sketches. Near the end of the book are notes and drawings pertaining to blowers and oil feeds. The front cover is marked...
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N-99-07-01.2 (1905-1906) This notebook is a continuation of N-99-07-01.1. It was used by Edison for notes and calculations relating to operations at the Stewartsville works during the period July 1905- February 1906. The entries concern plant capacity and losses in time. The front cover is marked "Cement." The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 60 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Dec 20, 2021
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N-99-07-01.1 (1905-1906) This notebook was used by Edison for notes and calculations relating to operations at the Stewartsville works during the period July 1905-February 1906. The calculations detail plant capacity and losses in time at different stages of production. Included is information regarding the crusher and packing plants, the kilns, and the quarry. Other entries pertain to supplies, repairs, and the consumption of coal and oil. The front cover is marked "Cement." The...
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N-04-11-01 (1904) This notebook contains an undated entry by Edison on the first page. The remainder of the book was used in 1904 by draftsman E. J. Glasebeit, for drawings and calculations relating to construction plans. The front cover is marked "Simpkins."Only the entry by Edison has been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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N-03-00-00.2 (ca. 1903) This undated notebook was used by Edison, possibly during 1903, for notes, calculations, and drawings. At the beginning of the book are notes regarding a humidor kiln, as well as drawings pertaining to the design of the cement plant. Several entries concern grinding, separation, washing, and conveyance. Toward the middle of the book are a few phonograph-related drawings. The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 25 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National...
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N-02-01-23 (1902-1903) This notebook covers the period January 1902-May 1903. It was used by Cloyd M. Chapman for work undertaken at Stewartsville on behalf of the Edison Ore Milling Syndicate, Ltd., and related interests. The notes pertain to briquetting experiments, furnace trials, kiln runs, and other tests using ores from Ogden, New Jersey ("Edison concentrate") and the Dunderland region of Norway. The front cover is labeled "Furnace Book." The book contains 193 numbered...
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N-99-07-05 (1899) This notebook covers the period July-September 1899. It was used by an unidentified author for notes and drawings regarding a site for the cement works. The selected entries concern Stewartsville and other locations in New Jersey, as well as several places in Pennsylvania. The spine is labeled "Prospecting - Stewartsville And Surrounds." The pages are unnumbered, and several pages have been removed from the book. Approximately 70 pages have been used. Approximately...
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N-99-04-04 (1899) This notebook covers the period April-October 1899. It was used by Edison's legal counsel, Alexander Elliot, Jr., for notes, opinions, and drawings relating to cement properties at Stewartsville and several locations in Pennsylvania. The earliest items mention meetings with Edison. One entry describes the Hercules Portland Cement Co. in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The front cover is labeled "From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison," "The Edison Portland Cement...
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Dec 17, 2021
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F. Notebook, N-09-06-28 (1909) This document is an Edison notebook from 1909. At the beginning of the book is a memorandum from William H. Meadowcroft to Edison, dated June 28, 1909, indicating that a copy has been made of the handwritten notes in this book. Four brief critiques by Edison of the biography in progress appear on the following page, while subsequent pages narrate incidents in his life. Most of the entries pertain to Edison's work on electric lighting and power and provide an...
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Dec 17, 2021
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E. Notebook, N-09-06-27 (ca. 1909) This document is an undated notebook probably used around 1909. The entries are all by Edison and pertain to events during the 1870s and 1880s. The book consists of an enumerated list of thirty-three incidents in Edison's life. Most of the entries indicate the name of a person or persons associated with the incident. The pages are unnumbered. Only 5 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Dec 17, 2021
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Notebook, N-Undated.4 (ca. 1900-1902) This undated notebook was used by Edison and an unidentified author, possibly during the years 1900-1902. It contains the results of ore analyses with notations concerning the presence of nickel oxide. The entries pertain to samples from Franklin, Huntingdon, and other counties in Pennsylvania. The pages are unnumbered, and the book has been used in both directions. Approximately 20 pages have been used. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
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Notebook, N-02-00-00.1 (ca. 1902) This undated notebook was probably used during January-March 1902. Most of it was used by John V. Miller and unidentified authors, but there are some notations by Edison, including instructions relating to the production of a recording device. The entries consist primarily of notes and lists pertaining to mining surveys, supplies, equipment, and field work assignments. Near the beginning of the book is a draft letter of agreement for the employment of...
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Notebook, N-01-07-00 (1901) The one dated entry in this notebook is from July 1901. The book was used by Edison and John V. Miller for notes about mines and mineral rights. Miller's notes pertain to published geologies and mining reports primarily in regard to surveys in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina. There are a few notes about other North American locations. The entry by Edison is undated and describes mineral deposits in Haywood and Jackson counties, North Carolina....
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Pocket Notebook (1902-1904) This pocket notebook was used mainly by Edison, probably during the period 1902- 1904. Included are notes and drawings pertaining to the design and construction of the iron concentration plant at Dunderland, Norway, and to operations at Edison's cement works in Stewartsville, New Jersey. Many of the pages contain references to Edison's correspondence with William Simpkin, chief engineer of the Standard Construction Corp., Ltd. The flyleaf is inscribed "Sketch...
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Dec 17, 2021
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PN-99-06-22 (1898-1900) [The following pocket notebook appears in the Supplement Series in Thomas A. Edison Papers: A Selective Microfilm Edition, Part IV (1899-1910). The images for Part IV have not yet been digitized. If the "List Documents" button at the bottom of the note is used, a list of document records associated with this pocket notebook will be displayed. However, no images will be displayed if the "Show Documents" button at the top of the list is used. To see the...
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Dec 15, 2021
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Unbound Notebooks, Vol. 18 (1878) This volume covers the period June-December 1878, with one additional entry for November, 1876 and a few for 1879. The notes and drawings are by Edison, Charles Batchelor, Charles P. Edison, and John Kruesi, and they relate entirely to the telephone. Many were witnessed by members of the laboratory staff and notarized by Stockton L. Griffin. The volume consists of 123 numbered, unbound pages. Several items from Vol. 18 were published in The Papers of Thomas A....
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Dec 15, 2021
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Unbound Notebooks, Vol. 15 (1875-1877) This volume contains only a few dated entries, covering the years 1875-1877. The notes and drawings are by Edison, Charles Batchelor, and James Adams. They relate to acoustic and multiple telegraphy, the speaking telegraph and telephone, the phonograph recorder, and the etheroscope. The volume consists of 174 numbered, unbound pages.Missing pages: 1, 3, 5, 7-8, 37, 41, 44-45, 169. Other pages missing from this volume can be found in facsimile in the...
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Dec 15, 2021
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Unbound Notebooks, Vol. 14 (1878) This volume covers the period January-November 1878, with a few dated items for 1879. The notes and drawings are by Edison, Charles Batchelor, James Adams, and John Kruesi. Most of the material relates to the telephone. There are also a few drawings of the aerophone, the aurophone, the phonograph, and the microphone. The volume consists of 173 numbered, unbound pages. Several items from Vol. 14 were published in The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, Vol. 4. Doc....
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Unbound Notebooks, Vol. 13 (1877) This volume covers the period October-December 1877. The notes and drawings are by Edison, Charles Batchelor, and James Adams and relate to the speaking telegraph and telephone. The volume consists of 204 numbered, unbound pagees. There is also a drawing of the phonograph, dated November 29, 1877, which contains the page/volume inscription "154/13" and which may have been considered part of this volume. This drawing, which some scholars think was used...
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Unbound Notebooks, Vol. 12 (1877) This volume covers the period July-September 1877. Most of the notes and drawings are by Edison; others are by Charles Batchelor, James Adams, and John Kruesi. The material in this volume relates primarily to acoustic and speaking telegraphy. There are also a few drawings dealing with etheric force, the electric light, the phonograph, and the horse clipper. The volume consists of 189 numbered, unbound pages. Missing pages: 41, 150, 180, 187. Numerous additional...
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Unbound Notebooks, Vol. 10 (1876) This volume covers the period January-November 1876. Most of the notes and drawings are by Edison; others are by Charles Batchelor, James Adams, and John Kruesi. The material in this volume relates primarily to acoustic telegraphy and to the use of the acoustic principle in multiple telegraphy. There are also a few drawings of the etheroscope. The volume consists of 116 numbered, unbound pages. Pages 1, 12, 68, and 99 are missing. Additional pages missing from...
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Oct 21, 2021
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PN-15-11-10 (1920) The one dated entry in this pocket notebook is from November 10. It was used by Edison in 1920 for notes regarding experimental work, business matters, and other tasks to be performed. Most of the experimental entries pertain to storage batteries, including notes on battery regeneration and automobile starters. The business-related entries include notes on payroll, production efficiency, battery production problems, battery sales summaries, and labor layoffs for efficiency....
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Oct 21, 2021
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PN-19-10-07 (1919) The dated entries in this pocket notebook are from October-December 1919. The book was used by Edison to record ideas about business matters, experiments to be tried, and other tasks to be performed. Some of the items have been crossed out. The book was probably used in both directions. On the last page is a list of twenty-six projects that Edison was either working on or contemplating. The list serves as a rough index to the book. Among the projects mentioned are an improved...
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Oct 21, 2021
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PN-18-00-00 (ca. 1918-1919) The one dated entry in this pocket notebook is from May 1919. However, the book was probably begun late in 1918 or early in 1919. It was used by Edison to record ideas about business matters, experiments to be tried, and other tasks to be performed. Many of the entries pertain to Edison's idea of using lithium hydroxide in the Lalande primary battery, his interest in locating new sources of lithium, and his plans to construct a lithium hydroxide plant to supply his...
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Oct 21, 2021
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PN-19-05-17 (1919) The dated entries in this pocket notebook are from May-September 1919. The book was used by Edison to record ideas about business matters, experiments to be tried, and other tasks to be performed. Some of the items have been crossed out. Many of the experimental entries relate to storage batteries, including notes on a self-starter battery for the Ford automobile and numerous chemical experiments. Also included are notes pertaining to the electromotograph (EMG) and chalk...
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Oct 21, 2021
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PN-13-00-00 (ca. 1918-1919) This undated non-standard-size pocket notebook was used by Edison during 1918 or 1919 to record ideas about business matters, experiments to be tried, and other tasks to be performed. Some of the items have been crossed out and marked "ent." Included are notes relating to various electrical phenomena such as x-rays and "xyz rays." Also included are entries pertaining to the electromotograph and chalk telephone, battery cells, acoustic experiments...
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Oct 21, 2021
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PN-18-10-31 (1918) This pocket notebook is a continuation of PN-18-09-10.2. The one dated entry is from October 1918. The book was used by Edison for experiments on sound detection devices to locate enemy submarines. The experiments were discontinued after the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918. Among the employees mentioned in the book are experimenters Isidor (Jerry) Chesler, Newman Henry Holland, and Frederick P. Ott. The front and back covers are both marked "War 2."...
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Oct 21, 2021
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PN-18-09-10.2 (1918) This pocket notebook, which covers the period September-October 1918, was used by Edison concurrently with PN-18-09-10.1. The entries in this book pertain primarily to war-related experiments conducted in the garage at Glenmont, Edison's home in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey; at the U.S. Naval Experiment Station in New London, Connecticut; and possibly at other locations on Long Island Sound. Included are notes on sound detection devices and other means of locating submarines....
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Oct 21, 2021
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PN-18-09-10.1 (1918) The dated entries in this pocket notebook are from September and November 1918. The book was used by Edison to record ideas about experiments to be tried and other tasks to be performed. Some of the experiments were conducted at the garage at Glenmont, Edison's home in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey. There are numerous entries pertaining to storage batteries and Lalande primary batteries, including chemical experiments involving copper, nickel, bismuth, lithium, and zinc. There...
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